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Plans move forward on new downtown Baton Rouge library

Artist Rendering (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Library) Artist Rendering (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Library)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Plans for a new $19 million library in downtown Baton Rouge are moving forward.

"Once the contract is signed, they can move in about six weeks," said Davis Rhorer, executive director of Downtown Development District. "So, when it goes through the process with the parish attorney's office and the mayor's office signatures, so it won't be long, a couple of months probably, they will, they can start the move process."

The library reportedly will have to move to the first floor of the historic Kress building on Fourth Street downtown so the new library can be built. 

While the completion of a new River Center Library is still a couple of years out, Rhorer said the project is on track.

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